Rhetoric means nothing

Dear Editor: I have read a lot of rhetoric on what the candidates are going to do once elected – but have you ever seen them perform???? No; and the chances are you won’t!! Appears to me that candidates are only interested in being re-elected. And as soon as they take office their every mission and action is their desire is to get re-elected. More...

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By admin On Friday, October 10th, 2014

Study: Ending WV marriage ban means jobs and $9 million boost to State economy

Dear Editor: A new study (view study here: http://bit.ly/1pZLXEg) released this week by UCLA’s Williams Institute shows that West Virginia’s economy is missing out on millions of dollars and potential jobs due More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

True story from ‘The Great War’

Dear Editor: The family name in this telling has been changed, for obvious reasons, but the story is true. The county seat of Monroe County, to our south, Union, was described in 1830 as “a sprightly village” More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

‘I’ve got a little list’

Dear Editor: The names of J. Edgar Hoover, Sir William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan don’t often appear at the same time in the same story but there is a connection when you look at certain details. Mr. Hoover’s More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Celebrating crafts in WV

Dear Editor: Thanks to everyone who is making the Lewisburg Literary Festival happen! And thanks, in particular, for inviting Carter Seaton. Her book, Hippie Homesteaders, goes way beyond the title to explore an More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

‘Passing moments’

Dear Editor: Someday, we will all receive the notice “Your subscription has expired,” the only thing is that we won’t be reading it, as in the front pages of the o.p. as one of our final expenses (they charge More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Free online course provides info on pipelines

Dear Editor: Greetings from FERC-101 the center of understanding 42” pipeline construction and operation at ferc101-blogspot.com. Our free online course is continually updated with government and industry facts More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Buzz words’

Dear Editor: Some readers may recall the advice given about seeking an exit whenever you hear the expression, “That reminds me of the time” and “If you think that is something, let me tell you what happened More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Open letter from DSLCC President

Dear Editor: It is difficult to believe that a year has passed by since I assumed the presidency of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. These twelve months have a busy, exciting time for me and my family. The More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

From radio to TV

Dear Editor: It is certainly no surprise that with the many advances in size and quality of television pictures, there has been a step backward in the quality of the sound, of course due to space available for the More...